The role of small irrigation schemes in poverty alleviation in rural areas of the E. Cape

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					The role of small irrigation
    schemes in poverty
alleviation in rural areas of
        the E. Cape
    Presenter: Mr. Z. Balindlela &
          Mr. M. Sankxa
    Supervisor: Dr. A. Mushunje
          Date: 08/10/07
                   Introduction
• South Africa is a self-sufficient country in terms of food
  production. Machethe (2004), there are about 14 million
  people who are said to be vulnerable to food insecurity.
  While on the other hand 43 percent of households suffer
  from food poverty.
• The word poverty is compl
				
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Description: Agricultural has be seen as a cornerstone for poverty alleviation in rural areas (Makhura and Alsike, 2003) but it requires support services. Thus government is playing a role to develop irrigation schemes in particular in former homelands.
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PARTNER Zithulele Balindlela
I am an economist by profession and I write more about international trade and economic developmental issues.